Half Term events

Friday 28th October
11.00  – 15.00
Free, family, drop in

Want to learn how to draw dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals? Follow the step by step instructions on our worksheets to create your own drawings of some the museums most iconic prehistoric animals.

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Saturday 29th October
11.00 – 16.00
Free, family, drop-in
At the Polar Museum

Did dinosaurs paint their toenails?

As part of the Festival of Ideas we'll be popping up at the Polar museum for their movement themed family activity day, where you can make and decorate your very own dinosaur feet to wear home. See how extinct giant penguins and tyrannasaurs moved through Antarctica millions of years ago when it's climate was less harsh. And try out how scientists and explorers have moved through the ice in more recent times.

Winter Events

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Saturday 26th November
Free, drop in

Do you have family archives – paper, photographs, film and slides? Would you like to know more about what can damage them, and how to care for them appropriately so future generations can enjoy them? If yes, them come to the Sedgwick Museum and chat with our Archivist for advice.

Find out more at Explore Your Archive

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Saturday 10th December
11.00 – 15.00
Free, family, drop-in

As Christmas draws nearer, come and get into the festive spirit and create your own decorative 3D paper star to take home.

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

10:00 to 16:00 



For most people, the idea of finding old poo is disgusting, and the idea of dissecting it and sorting through it is even worse! Unless of course you’re a child of a certain age and the poo in question is dinosaur poo.

One of the questions most frequently asked by visitors to the Sedgwick Museum is what exactly are fossils and how do they form? This question also fascinated Agostino Scilla (1629-1700); an artist who lived in the Sicilian town of Messina during the 1600s. Scilla attempted to answer this question in his book La vana speculazione disingannata dal senso (Vain Speculation Undeceived by Sense), published in Naples in 1670.